WGVU Grants Writer
Job no: 494610
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Public Broadcasting
- Responsible for the grants administration process, including researching potential funders, evaluation of RFP’s, overseeing management of funded projects, as well as tracking and reporting requirements.
- Write, review, and edit proposals to foundations and other potential funders.
- Identify, manage, and secure philanthropic gifts from private and public foundations.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal funding agencies.
- Provide leadership for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major foundation grant makers to increase gifts to WGVU.
- Work to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with foundation sector and community organizations.
- Manage a portfolio of foundation donors and prospects.
- Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- 3-5 years of successful grant writing experience in nonprofit, public broadcasting, or educational setting.
- Proven history in researching, writing, and administering grants.
- Ability to take initiative, collaborate, and use innovative techniques to prepare grant applications.
- Ability to design, develop, and implement funded projects.
- Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects.
- Monitor budgets and expenditures to adhere to grant agreements.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in a goal-oriented and complex environment, solve problems, tolerate ambiguity, and prioritize/balance multiple projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.
- Self-motivated and driven.
- Ability to contribute to a work environment in which integrity, collaboration, respect, and a strong work ethic are valued.
- Possess a passion for WGVU’s mission, vision, and values.
$50,000 - $60,000 annually, plus benefits
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Normal office environment. Must have the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends. Some travel may be required.
Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University.
Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking.
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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